Pride

Salmon Arm’s Wren Rathbone stands at the PRIDE Palace Pop-Up Shop during the Salmon Arm PRIDE Project Arts + Awareness Festival which ran Oct. 15 to Oct. 23. The PRIDE Project’s goal is to include the whole community in furthering LGBTQ2S+ awareness, visibility and acceptance, using the arts as a binding force. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

PRIDE Palace one feature of Salmon Arm’s PRIDE Project Arts + Awareness Festival

Third festival for town wrapped up Oct. 23, featuring concert, drag brunch, hiking, birding and more

  • Oct 27, 2022

 

The Progress Pride Flag Community Quilt, co-created by 19 members of the 2SLGBTQ community and allies, is part of A Place to Belong, an exhibition at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery that’s part of the Salmon Arm Pride Project. It opens Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and continues to Oct. 29. (Photo contributed)

Salmon Arm Art Gallery presents A Place to Belong exhibition in Pride Project

Exhibition, with two collaborative projects, opens Oct. 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and runs to Oct. 29

 

Layla Kutschker, a former Salmon Arm resident, helped staff a booth at the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival where three pamphlets she created on gender, sexuality and pronouns were displayed. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Pamphlets created for Salmon Arm to help educate on gender, sexuality and pronouns

Former Salmon Arm resident provides details on how to be a good ally

 

The Loud and Proud Celebration on Oct. 15 kicks off the 2022 Salmon Arm Pride Project Arts & Awareness Festival. (Contributed)

Loud and Proud Celebration kicks off Salmon Arm Pride Project Arts & Awareness Festival

Festival to offer series of arts events that run until October 23

  • Sep 23, 2022
The Loud and Proud Celebration on Oct. 15 kicks off the 2022 Salmon Arm Pride Project Arts & Awareness Festival. (Contributed)
Charlotte Mortimer, from left, vice president Williams Lake Pride Society (WLPS), Billie Sheridan, secretary for WLPS, Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars, Mayor Walt Cobb and Sonny Dyck, WLPS president, all stand under the newly raised Pride flag in front of city hall. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

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Rainbow Pride flag raised at city hall Aug. 15 marking the beginning of Pride week in Williams Lake

Charlotte Mortimer, from left, vice president Williams Lake Pride Society (WLPS), Billie Sheridan, secretary for WLPS, Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars, Mayor Walt Cobb and Sonny Dyck, WLPS president, all stand under the newly raised Pride flag in front of city hall. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Members of the board of directors of the new Shuswap Pride Society including Joanne Wittstock, Shelley Desautels, Allie Alexander, Daylene Fleming, Jenn Andreasen and Marsha Bradcoe were at Marine Peace Park in Salmon Arm on Aug. 13, 2022 for the group’s meet-and-greet event with a free picnic, music and games for the community. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

New Shuswap Pride Society welcomes community at Marine Peace Park event

Free picnic, games and music met visitors stopping by the meet-and-greet

Members of the board of directors of the new Shuswap Pride Society including Joanne Wittstock, Shelley Desautels, Allie Alexander, Daylene Fleming, Jenn Andreasen and Marsha Bradcoe were at Marine Peace Park in Salmon Arm on Aug. 13, 2022 for the group’s meet-and-greet event with a free picnic, music and games for the community. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Vernon resident Garth Nelson (left) joins Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu (centre) and Vernon Coun. Kelly Fehr in celebrating the first Pride Week in Vernon with the raising of the Pride Flag at city hall Monday, Aug. 8. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Pride Week off to flag-raising start in Greater Vernon

First-ever Pride Week in Vernon runs Aug. 8-14; celebrated by raising rainbow flag in Vernon and Coldstream

Vernon resident Garth Nelson (left) joins Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu (centre) and Vernon Coun. Kelly Fehr in celebrating the first Pride Week in Vernon with the raising of the Pride Flag at city hall Monday, Aug. 8. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Rainbow flags and coloured balloons are shown at the site where the Montreal Pride parade was supposed to start from in Montreal, Sunday, August 7, 2022. Festival organizers cancelled the parade over concerns for security due to the lack of staff. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Montreal Pride Parade organizers cancel event, citing lack of security

More than 80 volunteers were absent, according to organizer

Rainbow flags and coloured balloons are shown at the site where the Montreal Pride parade was supposed to start from in Montreal, Sunday, August 7, 2022. Festival organizers cancelled the parade over concerns for security due to the lack of staff. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The Shuswap Pride Society will be holding a meet-and-greet, celebratory picnic/barbecue at Marine Peace Park on Aug. 13, 2022. (File photo)

New Shuswap Pride Society to hold meet-and-greet picnic in Salmon Arm

City council OKs request from group whose goal is to celebrate, empower all people

The Shuswap Pride Society will be holding a meet-and-greet, celebratory picnic/barbecue at Marine Peace Park on Aug. 13, 2022. (File photo)
Victoria officials raised the Pride Flag at city hall on June 17. Vernon council will do the same Aug. 8 after a request from Vernon Pride 2022. (City of Victoria photo)

Vernon city hall waves pride flag

Council approves formal request from Vernon Pride Week organizers to fly flag Aug. 8-14

Victoria officials raised the Pride Flag at city hall on June 17. Vernon council will do the same Aug. 8 after a request from Vernon Pride 2022. (City of Victoria photo)
Eva Moore (center), an openly queer pediatrician, is pictured with her wife, Hope Forstenzer (bottom left), and their two children. (Photo: Eva Moore).

Being queer in medicine: Vancouver pediatrician reflects on Pride, connecting with patients

Pediatrician talks about coming out at work and moving past internalized oppression

Eva Moore (center), an openly queer pediatrician, is pictured with her wife, Hope Forstenzer (bottom left), and their two children. (Photo: Eva Moore).
Delta police are hoping the public can help identify a suspect caught on camera defacing a Pride flag outside the entrance to Ladner United Church in the early hours of Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (Delta Police Department video screen shot)

VIDEO: Police investigating after B.C. church’s Pride flag vandalized

Delta police have released security footage in the hope that someone can help identify the suspect

Delta police are hoping the public can help identify a suspect caught on camera defacing a Pride flag outside the entrance to Ladner United Church in the early hours of Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (Delta Police Department video screen shot)
(Brennan Phillips- Western News)

PHOTOS: Pride Month celebrated with Fruit Float down Penticton Channel

The event was organized by the South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society

(Brennan Phillips- Western News)
Toronto-based graphic designer Dylan Horner is shown in this undated handout photo. Horner says a lot of the marketing campaigns he’s come across during Pride month make him cringe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dylan Horner *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Corporate Pride campaigns are back. But advocates want more than ‘rainbow washing’

Public displays of support need to be backed up by action in other 11 months of year, say advocates

Toronto-based graphic designer Dylan Horner is shown in this undated handout photo. Horner says a lot of the marketing campaigns he’s come across during Pride month make him cringe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dylan Horner *MANDATORY CREDIT*
The bike storage at Jack Knife was full of bikes for the Pride event (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Pizza, bikes, love and diversity at Kelowna Pride event

The Bike March was a success that has folks excited for the upcoming week of Pride events in Kelowna

The bike storage at Jack Knife was full of bikes for the Pride event (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
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Summerland’s rainbow crosswalks attracted controversy when they were first installed. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: All people deserve to be treated with respect

Pride Month, held each year in June, is a time to recognize a segment of our population

Summerland’s rainbow crosswalks attracted controversy when they were first installed. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
A sneak peak at some of the items that will be in a draw basket at the very first Vanderhoof Pride event. (Kjerstina Larsen/Facebook)

B.C. community to hold first official Pride event in its history

Vanderhoof Mayor Gerry Thiessen plans to attend the event to promote inclusivity

A sneak peak at some of the items that will be in a draw basket at the very first Vanderhoof Pride event. (Kjerstina Larsen/Facebook)
(Ashley Voykin Photography)

Peak Pride returns to Big White Resort

World’s largest collection of winter pride events hits Kelowna resort this weekend

(Ashley Voykin Photography)
Drag superstars are performing at the Kelowna Community theater this weekend (Peak Pride/Licorne Lounge)

Kelowna, start your engines, Peak Pride is coming to town

Peak Pride will be hosting drag show Licorne Lounge this weekend at the Kelowna Community Theater

Drag superstars are performing at the Kelowna Community theater this weekend (Peak Pride/Licorne Lounge)